An earthquake measuring 3.9 on Richter scale today hits Cachar district in Assam at 1:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake that has a depth of 33 km was Lat. 25.0°N Long. 93.0°E (Map India)
This is the third low-intensity earthquake that has been experienced in northeastern states in the last couple of days. Kamrup district in Assam was rocked by an earthquake yesterday on 4th of March. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.1 on Richter scale and has a depth of 5km. A few hours later on the same day, east Khasi hills in Meghalaya were jolted by magnitude 3.2 earthquake that had a depth of 20 km.
Earlier on 2nd of March, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale jolted the entire northeast India and nearby Bangladesh. The quake was felt around 7.01 a.m. in most parts of northeast region and neighbouring Bangladesh as its epicenter lay along the India-Bangladesh border.
Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are considered to be the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. The region experienced an earthquake measuring 8.7 on Richter scale in 1897. Over 1,600 people died in that quake.